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In addition to all the amenities that can be found throughout the beach community you will find many happy times at our beach house. There are 6 bedrooms (not including the owner's quarters). There are two on the main living floor. The beach side bedroom has a queen size bed and a private bath. the front bedroom has a double and a single bed and a private shower bath. Upstairs there are four beach side bedrooms that all have private baths and a door to the outside balcony overlooking the deck and beach. the upstairs north bedroom has a queen bed and a single sleeper couch. This suite is also connected to a separate reading TV room that has a single sleeper couch. The middle north bedroom has a full size and a twin bed. the middle south bedroom has two twin beds. The south bedroom has a queen bed. Thirty-two years ago, my wife and I built this beach house on the secluded beach of DeBordieu, We have seen turtles hatching, birds migrating by the thousands, calm seas and hurricanes. We have walked the pristine beach with no other soul in sight. There have been breathtaking sunrises and full moons that cannot be described, only witnessed and felt. The soft sound of the waves breaking on the beach has dissipated the stress of work, and when the water becomes angry and the storms and lightning display their fireworks, there is an excitement that revitalizes the spirit. We have found something primeval about the coast and our beach house that not only attracts the physical but also the inner spirit. We hope you also will find excitement and solace here. The nourishment of the beach at DeBordieu in 2014 - 2015 provides our guests with a beautiful full sandy beach that is directly in front of our beach house and deck that is located on the dunes. You will not find a location closer to the beach. There are many gated communities along the Carolina coast, but without a question the “best kept secret” is DeBordieu Colony. Located just four miles north of historic Georgetown and eight miles south of Pawleys Island, DeBordieu is the southernmost beach community of the Grand Strand. Not only is the community a vacation paradise, but also a wildlife and nature treasure. As you enter the security gate you will travel several miles through a forest filled with deer, beaver, wild turkey, rabbits and other protected creatures. Before you reach the marsh that separates the beach community from the mainland, there is an excellent tennis facility on the right and a championship Pete Dye designed golf course on the left. The golf course was renovated with new greens and other improvements in 2014, and is now one of the premier courses in the country.
Each bedroom has its own private bath. Floors are all ceramic tile.
The nourishment of the beach at DeBordieu in 2014 - 2015 provides our guests with a beautiful full sandy beach that is directly in front of our beach house and deck that is located on the dunes. You will not find a location closer to the beach. ...moreless
The enclosed ground level has a ping pong table and pool table....moreless
In our enclosed ground level is room for two cars parked in line. This is part of the table tennis and pool table area plus many beach toys, 2 Bicycles, an adult Tricycle and a two seat Golf Cart....moreless
A wood burning fireplace with a raised brick hearth and glass doors...moreless
DeBordieu Club has a catering service. Ask Club for details....moreless
Nothing fancy, but we try to keep two coffee makers in case one is broken. ...moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
We try to keep enough dishes and utensils to serve 16 ...moreless
Most standard items such as blender, food processor, wine glasses, large bowls, etc....moreless
Refrigerator has freezer/ice-maker plus and additional separate ice-maker...moreless
Smooth glass top. Also have separate toaster oven ...moreless
All four upstairs bedrooms have a door to the beach side balcony overlooking the ocean....moreless
We try and keep two adult bicycles in working order PLUS an adult 26' TRICYCLE with a large carry basket for trips to the Beach Club or just cruising Debordieu....moreless
Deck / Patio:
The Dune Level Deck is a favorite on summer evenings while watching a moonrise with the family....moreless
The DeBordieu golf course went through a complete renovation during 2014. The new greens and other improvement make it a pleasure to play. This is one of the premier Grand Strand golf courses. ...moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Kayak rentals are available in Georgetown for use on the nearby rivers....moreless
South Carolina Vacation Rental Act requires a contract. Pro-rated Refunds given in case of mandatory evacuation. Owner prefers Check or money order for payment.
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DeBordieu Colony is located just 35 miles south of Myrtle beach if the Children need to visit an amusement park, and only four miles north of historic Georgetown and 65 miles north of Charleston where you will find lots of antiques and history. Don't forget to visit Beautiful Brookgreen Gardens just 15 miles north of DeBordieu. Adjoining our Colony is the Belle Baruch Institute where nature programs are available for visitors. The general public is welcome and there are a variety of programs for all ages. These include informal seminars presented by Baruch scientists where citizens learn about current research activities, and short courses for families and children. Other education experiences for the public include seasonal explorations of the salt marsh, bird walks and open houses of the Baruch Marine Lab. Schedules of education activities are produced three times a year and cover the periods: September-December, January-May and June-August. http://links.baruch.sc.edu/vi
Year Purchased: 1979
About the owner: My wife and I owned a chain of photographic stores and an audiovisual design and sales company in South Carolina. We were blessed enough to have children and a nice home on a farm near Columbia, SC, where my daughter and son-in-law have horses and cats. We have a miniature poodle (Sunny) that thinks she's a large pit bull. We not only enjoy our farm, but a small lake house and of course the beach. I am a Rotarian and a volunteer business counselor with the SCORE organization. We are both involved with our church and community. I enjoy golf, genealogy, art, woodworking, boating, work around the farm, fish and release, and good friends. On evenings I particularly enjoy sitting on our porch with my wife and a glass of wine.
Why the Owner Chose Georgetown: When my wife and I were at a business conference at a beach near DeBordieu in 1977, we enjoyed the sound of the waves strumming on the shore so much that we decided to search for a place to build a beach house. After a number of visits to different beach locations we happened upon the DeBordieu development. It was in the early stages of being developed and was still in a wild state with wildlife everywhere and dirt roads to the south beach. After being blocked on 'Old Carriage Road' by a large deer, we decided this was the place we were looking for. We started construction in 1978 and had our first stay in our new home in the Fall of 1979. After hurricane Hugo we did a great deal of rebuilding and remodeling. Of course, with a beach house this is an on going pleasure. We also like to explore the historic towns of Georgetown and Charleston. In Georgetown we like to dine at several fine restaurants. Our favorite is the River Room on Front street in Georgetown.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Although, most of our guests enjoy the beach in the summer, we find that each season has it's own uniqueness. We always enjoy seeing the birds migrating in the spring and fall, the full moons rising, the glow and reflection of the sunsets, shrimp boats working, pelicans and osprey fishing, walking the beach with our poodle and being careful to pickup poop, all these things and best of all just being still and absorbing the beauty and wonder of nature.